Where to Work Out in The Fenway: 5 Fun & Free Outdoor Spots

Raise your hand if you like a little fresh air and sunshine with your summertime workouts. We feel you! Granted, the indoor gyms and spin classes in The Fenway are top-notch and bring sweet air-conditioned relief on particularly sweltering days. But it’s nice to switch things up and step outside for a sweat sesh too. Just be sure to take a few precautions. First and foremost, the exercise data experts at WHOOP emphasize the importance of proper hydration in the heat—so don’t forget that water bottle! They also say don’t overdo it, and advise paying attention to your body’s physiological responses to heat and exertion using an app or wearable monitor. Not only will taking these simple steps help keep you safe and reduce injury risk, but they can also vastly improve your performance and minimize your body’s recovery time.

So whether you’re in full on training mode, taking up a new sport or want to get into tip-top shape, here are some of the best outdoor spots to exercise in The Fenway.

Symphony Community Park

Get moving with a nice gentle morning session over in Symphony Park at Edgerly Road and Norway Street in the East Fenway. They’re hosting free yoga every Tuesday at 10 a.m. through August 29th and Tai Chi every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. through July 27th. It’s a nice way to start your day while also getting to know your neighbors. And if it rains, classes move over to the Morville House on 100 Norway Street.

Clemente Field

Really want to raise your heart rate? Take to the track and do sprint intervals at Roberto Clemente Field in the Back Bay Fens. Feeling social? Pick up a game of soccer or baseball with friends. If you’re going to be a bigger group though, be sure to make a reservation with Boston Parks & Recreation. Sports teams from Emmanuel College and Boston Latin School also use the facilities so you’ll have plenty of inspo!

Muddy River

Get this. The lovely brooks and ponds that comprise Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens were once paved over to create a parking lot. But after a lot of planning, dedication and hard work done in the area, the landscape has been restored and provides the perfect backdrop for a stroll, lunges or jog. While you’re there check out the hosted tours, garden strolls and bike tours, too.

Ramler Park

With its flowing fountain, covered arbor, colorful flower beds and butterflies aflutter, Ramler Park is a zenful slice of paradise in the city. So, saunter over to 130 Peterborough Street and Namaste.

The Riverway and The Fenway

Esplanade, Esplanade, Esplanade! You know that world-renown running path along the Charles River that gets all the attention? Granted, it is a great place in Boston to rack up miles. But lest you forget, lacing up for a run along the Riverway and The Fenway also delivers. We’re talking trees, gardens, bridges, old carriage roads and blue heron sightings.

 

Ready to run? First, get enough sleep. Then let the WHOOP strap guide your training through the summer heat. For $100 off, use the discount code FENWAY100 at checkout. There’s even a limited-edition David Ortiz strap available ($100 is donated to the David Ortiz Children's Fund for every Strap sold!) How’s that for feeling good about feeling good?

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